BALTIMORE ( Stockpickr) -- The spotlight will again be on the consumer this week as upcoming retail sales numbers shed light on this year's holiday shopping season, continuing the retail-centric trend that the market's been undertaking for the last couple of weeks.
Retail has also been a focus of our Rocket Stocks list for the last two weeks. Rocket Stocks, a list of beaten-down stocks with near-term growth catalysts and long-term growth potential, have performed especially strongly over the last week, delivering an average 9.49% gain. Over the past 20 weeks, the growing list has outperformed the S&P 500 by 44.83%
In fact, in the last five trading sessions, every single Rocket play has outperformed the S&P 500 by a significant margin.
Leading the pack last week were Big Lots (BIG - Get Report) and Marvell Technology (MRVL - Get Report), raking in 16.95% and 15.55%, respectively. Both stocks popped on Friday following a solid earnings release.Also strong were NetApp (NTAP - Get Report), which gained 6.13%, Staples (SPLS - Get Report), which gained 4.46%, and Amazon.com (AMZN - Get Report), which gained 4.38% last week. And now it's time to tackle a new set of Rocket stocks. Here's a look at this week's list.